In one of her savviest and classiest moves recently, Hillary Clinton is using today, the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, to call for the creation of "poverty czar." In Memphis, she will say:
When I say solutions, I mean finally addressing the scourge of poverty that continues to afflict so many of our families in this country. I mean appointing a cabinet level position that will be solely and fully devoted to ending poverty as we know it in America, a position that will focus the attention of our nation on this issue. That's the kind of solution I'm talking about, a solution for which Dr. King's son, Martin, has been such a passionate and effective advocate.
Who'll fill the position? I nominate John Edwards.